Dear Friends in Christ,
Our calendar is really full for the week-ends from now until well into November. We will be on the Hopi Reservation, as well as the Navajo Reservation and the Yavapai-Apache Reservation.
A missionary on the Hopi reservation will be traveling on the west coast and has asked us to fill in for them while they are away. This is a small ministry and held in their home. We went up for a Sunday service recently to meet the folks and be introduced to them. The morning service is small and in the afternoon, they hold “Kids’ Church” which varies greatly in size. Since this is a good 2 hour trip, we will go up on Sat. nights and return home Mon. mornings.
The Hopi Reservation in located on 3 large mesas and is surrounded by the Navajo Reservation. As they have increased in population, the Hopi people have asked the federal government to increase their land size which is now occupied by the Navajo. The Navajo are reluctant to give up land that their families have lived on for generations. This has created some conflict that has been going on for years.
The Hopi are not eager to have strangers among them so this ministry is a real challenge. We have worked with Hope people before, but this is our first time to actually minister on their reservation. Please pray for the missionary couple (Andrew & Nancy Magnarella) as they travel and as they try to reach this community with the Gospel message. Pray for us also as travel back and forth and fill in for these pastors on the 3 Reservations.
This past week, Janet was visiting a friend in an Assisted living Home when another resident rolled her wheelchair up and joined them. She was able to talk to her about salvation and the woman replied that she had never heard of it before and would have to think about it. A tract was left so please pray that Jeannie will read the verses and realize her need for Christ as Savior. It also gave an opportunity to encourage the friend and remind her that God has a reason for putting her in this home and possibly it is to witness to the others that she is now living with.
Thank you for praying for Helen. She has been able to visit with the elderly with Janet. It is a challenge for her to maneuver but Janet is grateful for her help with the visits.
Also, this week-end, the Dine Bible Institute will be starting their fall semester. They are going to try a new schedule using modular classes rather than weekly classes on Sunday evenings. The first modular class will be this Saturday for 6 hrs.
Thank you to each of you for your prayers and gifts that make our ministry here possible.
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
Sam & Janet Grammer